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break a/the code

To determine or decipher a secret code. It is imperative that we break the enemy code and access their plans. She definitely broke the code on my phone—her picture is suddenly my new background!
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break a code

to figure out a code; to decipher a secret code. The intelligence agents finally broke the enemy's code. When they broke the code, they were able to decipher messages.
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AN Assemblyman did not break the Code of Conduct by saying he would throw stones at rioters attacking homes, it emerged yesterday.
This makes it hard to break the code unless you have a Four-Way Coder/Decoder.
Those who break the code will be held accountable, said bloc head MP Ahmed Al Sa'ati.
For two decades, Mark had failed in his quest to break the code.
Any adults who break the code of conduct face a touchline ban or even seeing their child thrown out of the club.
But how can educators persuade students to break the code of silence and tell them of threats?
There's a definite Looking Glass logic to it all, though I've been thwarted in my attempts to break the code.
The programmable CD-ROM gives you some additional 'dimensions' of copy-protection, some of which, frankly, are under wraps, in order to keep the 'map' of how it's done away from people who would try to break the code.
BREAK THE CODE can win the Weatherbys Printing Services Nursery (3.
He's worth another chance but Nothing Daunted, Break The Code and Saafend Boy all have chances on form.
The code may offer some protection for William against Britain's raucous tabloids, which will be under pressure - both from politicians and from some of their readers - not to break the code, but it is unlikely to offer much defense against international paparazzi who sell pictures worldwide.
Even someone who intercepts a transaction can't break the code.
Because the method doesn't rely on actually factoring a large number to break the code, it can be equally effective against RSA keys of any length.
When trying to break the code of a secret message, they begin by looking for patterns.
Desperately trying to break the code while there is still time.